Donald W. Clayton Graduate Program in Engineering Science - Construction Management

Course Requirements: Ph.D. 54 credit hours (with a BS degree)

The Construction Management concentration requirements for PhD students are described below. A total of 54 credit hours are required. Courses should be from at least two different departments with a minimum of 6 hours from each department. Courses should also be from two colleges with a minimum of 3 hours from each college. At least half of the course work (27 semester hours) must be taken in courses offered by engineering departments within the college. Requirements include 24 hours of course work concentrated in at least two sub-areas of specialization within one or more academic departments. The remaining 30 semester hours of course work must contain no more than 15 hours in any one department.

Required Courses: (13 credit hours)

  • HRE 7901 Research Methods or equivalent
  • EXST 7004, 7005, 7006 or equivalent
  • Six credit hours in construction management courses. The six credit hours can be selected from the following list. An updated list of courses can be found in the CM department website:
  • CM 7110 Advanced Productivity
  • CM 7203 Advanced Sustainable Construction
  • CM 7030 Project Delivery
  • CM 7111 Construction Scheduling and Diagnostics
  • CM 7213 Soils in Construction
  • CM7220 BIM
  • CM 7150 Decision Making tools for CM
  • CM 7230 Lean construction
  • CM 7211 Construction Dispute resolution
  • CM 7250 Natural Hazard Resistant Construction
  • CM 7214 Concrete Materials in Construction

Additional Courses: 41 additional credit hours are needed. For these additional courses, the student can select a focus area or choose a more generic path. Focus areas include:

  • Advanced Materials & Sustainability (sub areas are Material science and Sustainable engineering)
  • Building Science For Disaster-Resistant Communities (Sub areas are Disaster Science and Management, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Experimental Statistics, Geography)
  • Built Environment Informatics (Sub areas are Analytics of Building or Urban Sustainability and Virtual Construction and Simulation 
  • Capital Facility Management (subareas are Business administration, Lean construction, Industrial engineering)
  • Generic Path (other technical electives) – Students can select the remaining 41 credits from any course offered within LSU.

Courses list for Advanced Materials and Construction Sustainability option are:

  • EVEG 4154 Sustainable Engineering
  • ME 4723 Advanced Materials Analysis (SEM)
  • ME 7723 Materials Characterization Using Electron Beam Methods (TEM)
  • CE 7485 Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • CE 4440 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • CE 7475 Solids Mechanics
  • CE 7450 Energy Principles in Engineering Mechanics Processing and Manufacturing
  • ME 7743 Defects, Diffusion and Phase Transformations in Materials
  • PHYS 4141, 4142 Intro to Quantum Mechanics
  • CE 7480 Plasticity and Viscoelasticity : Theory and Applications
  • CE 4450 Finite Element Methods
  • CE 7455 Finite Element Method in Engineering
  • CHEM 7251 Elemental Analysis
  • CHEM 7750 Special topics of Analytical Chemistry (Electrochemistry)
  • CHEM 7770 Special topics in Inorganic Solid State and Materials Chemistry) 
  • CE 7485 Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • CHE 7582 Polymerization and Polycondensation Processes
  • ME 4743 Kinetics in Materials Processes
  • ME 4783 Composite Materials: Manufacturing, Properties & Design
  • EE 7244 Advanced Lithography
  • CE 7650 Bituminous Materials and Mixtures
  • CE 4650 Asphalt Mix Design
  • ME 4433 Heat transfer 
  • ME 7433 Advanced Heat transfer I
  • ME 7443 Advanced Heat transfer II
  • ENVS 4101 Environmental Chemistry
  • ENVS 4261 Energy and Environment
  • ENVS 7043 Environmental Law and Regulation
  • ENVS 7040 Environmental Planning and Management
  • ENVS 7047 Environmental Economics and Policy
  • EXST 7014, 7015, 7016 or equivalent
  • CM 7214 Concrete Materials in construction
  • CM 7206 Special topics 
  • CM 7207 Independent studies 
  • CE 7345 In- Situ Testing and Evaluation

Courses list for Building Science for Disaster-Resistant Communities option are:

  • ARCH 4440 Louisiana Tectonics
  • CE 4560 Engineering Applications of Remote Sensing
  • CE 4200 Hydrology
  • CE 4310 Geotechnical Engineering III: Deep Foundations
  • CE 4320 Coastal Engineering
  • CE 4440 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • CE 4445 Hurricane Engineering
  • CE 4560 Engineering Applications in Remote Sensing
  • CE 7405 Statically Indeterminate Structures
  • CE 7430 Structural Design for Dynamic Loads
  • CE 7455 Finite Element Methods in Engineering
  • CE 7700 Reliability in Structural Engineering
  • CE 7701 Special Topics- Wind Engineering
  • CSC 4402 Introduction to Database Management Systems
  • CSC 7333 Machine Learning
  • CSC 7700 Knowledge Discovery
  • DSM 7000 Policies and Practices of Emergency Management
  • DSM 7910 Seminar
  • EVEG 4154 Sustainability Engineering
  • EXST 7015 Statistical Techniques II
  • EXST 7034 Regression Analysis
  • EXST 7036 Categorical Data Analysis
  • EXST 7037 Multivariate Statistics 
  • EXST 7039 Statistical Methods for Reliability and Survival Data
  • EXST 7060 Probability and Statistics
  • EXST 7152 Advanced Topics in Statistical Modeling
  • GEOG 4046 Webmapping
  • GEOG 4047 Intro to GIS
  • GEOG 4048 Methods of Spatial Analysis
  • GEOG 4997 GIS/Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 7914 Climate Extreme Events
  • GEOG 7935 Quantitative Methods for Geographical Analysis
  • GEOG 7946 Coastal Resources
  • GEOG 7973 Advanced Geographic Information System
  • MATH 4038 Mathematical Methods in Engineering
  • OCS 4410 Ecosystems Modelling
  • OCS 8900 Hurricanes and Typhoons

Courses list for Built Environment Informatics option are:

  • ARCH4062 Urban Design and Planning
  • CE7640 Urban Transportation Policy and Planning
  • CE7641 Urban Transportation Planning Models
  • CSC4243 Interface Design and Technology
  • CSC4263 Video Game Design
  • CSC4356/ME4573 Interactive Computer Graphics
  • CSC4357/ME4583 Applied Computer Graphics
  • CSC4402 Introduction to Database Management Systems
  • CSC4512 Optimization: Modeling Approaches, Algorithms and Applications
  • CSC4444 Artificial Intelligence
  • CSC7300 Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • CSC7333 Machine Learning
  • CSC7375 Robot Vision
  • CSC7402 Database Management Systems
  • CSC7442 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • CSC7443 Scientific Information Visualization
  • CSC7444 Advanced Artificial Intelligence
  • CSC7481 Information Retrieval Systems
  • CSC7600 High Performance Computing
  • ECON4130 Urban and Regional Economics
  • ECON4320 Environmental Economics
  • ECON4325 Applied Resource Economics
  • ECON7610 Mathematics for Economists
  • ECON7630 Econometric Methods
  • ECON7631 Econometric Methods II 
  • ENVS7010 Mathematical Modeling in Energy and Environmental Management
  • ENVS7040 Environmental Planning and Management
  • ENVS7050 Spatial Modeling of Environmental Data
  • EXST7014, 7015, 7016 or Equivalent
  • GEOG4045 Environmental Remote Sensing
  • GEOG4047 Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG4048 Methods of Spatial Analysis
  • GEOG7935 Quantitative Methods for Geographical Analysis
  • GEOG7973 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG7975 Advanced Remote Sensing Seminar
  • IE4425 Information System Engineering
  • IE4426 Distributed Information Systems Engineering
  • IE4520 Supply Chain Logistics II
  • IE4540 Reliability Engineering
  • IE7425 Advanced Information Systems Engineering
  • IE7428 Semantic Analysis
  • IE7455 Lean Process Improvements
  • IE7541 Linear Programming Algorithms
  • IE7561 Programming Methods in Operations Research
  • IE7565 Metaheuristics
  • IE7768 Sequencing and Scheduling
  • OCS4410 Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis
  • PSYC7030 Cognitive Basis of Behavior
  • PSYC7040 Social Basis of Behavior
  • PSYC7948 Research Methodology and Application in Behavior Analysis

Courses list for Capital Facilities Management courses options:

  • IE 4362 Advanced Engineering Statistics
  • IE 4425 Information Systems Engineering
  • IE 4453 Quality Control and Six Sigma
  • IE 4461 Human Factors
  • IE 4520 Supply Chain Logistics II
  • IE 4530 Lean Manufacturing Systems
  • IE 7466 Human Interaction with Computers
  • IE 7541 Linear Programming Algorithms
  • IE7722 Risk Mgt Eng. 
  • IE7762 Supply Chain Sys 
  • IE7764 Logistics & Dist 
  • IE7768 Sequencing & Scheduling
  • EXST 7014, 7015, 7016 or equivalent
  • CSC 4890 Introduction to Theory of Computation
  • CSC 7001 Computing principles I
  • CSC 7002 Computing Principles II
  • CSC 7101 Programming Languages Structures
  • CSC 7300 Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • CM 7206 Special topics 
  • CM 7207 Independent studies
  • CMST 4113 Communication and Leadership in Teams 
  • KIN 4513 Facilities Management 
  • IE 4540 Reliability Engineering 
  • DSM 4600 Crisis Management
  • ENVS 7040 Environmental Planning and Management
  • ENVS 7042 Environmental Conflict Resolution
  • ENVS 7045 Land Use Law and Regulation
  • ENVS 7700 Integrated Environmental Issues
  • EVEG 4153 Hazardous Waste Management
  • FIN 7310 Real Estate Financial Decisions
  • HRE 7723 Leadership and Organization 
  • HRE 7571 Performance and Needs Analysis in Human Resources Development
  • HRE 7575 Managing Change in Organizational Systems
  • HRE 7725 Leadership Development Strategies in Organizations 
  • HRE 7727 Advanced Leadership Theory and Practice
  • ISDS 4113 Information Technology Project Management 
  • ISDS 4180 Business Analysis in Practice
  • ISDS 7230 Project Management 
  • ISDS 7501 Information Systems
  • ISDS 7535 Information Technology Management